Directions (1-15): For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word/phrase from the alternatives that is most the appropriate substitute in the given context and mark its number as your answer.
Q1. Ail: This medicine is good for what/whatever ails you.
Q2. Welter: We need to sort through the welter of data we have collected.
Q3. Cornucopia: The book includes a cornucopia of wonderful stories.
Q4. Knavery: Other cities may let such things go, but we don’t stand for any such knavery here
Q5. Embellished: White walls are embellished with black grass wallpaper and surface details are defined in marble, natural stone and tiles
Q6. Cogitating: With a frustrated sigh, he sat back and cogitated, going over his various options.
Q7. Tyranny: Self-expression and individuality are the greatest weapons against tyranny
Q8. Suffusion: He suffered from suffusion of blood on the brain.
Q9. Precarious: He was unable to get down from his precarious position on the rocks.
Q10. Surly- the surly receptionist told us we’d have to wait outside in the rain
Q11. Pique- A talented youngster who smashes his guitar in a fit of pique finds it magically reassembled just in time for a crucial concert.
Q12. Limpid: Her limpid prose made even the most recondite subjects accessible to all.
Q13. Stride: He was standing only a few strides away from me.
Q14. Expletive: Expletives were deleted from the transcript of their conversation.
(d) offensive words
Q15. Hiatus: The band is making an album again after a five-year hiatus.
(e) None Of these
Sol. Ail- to cause pain or trouble for (someone), afflict (someone) in mind or body.
Sol. Welter -move in a turbulent fashion, lie soaked in blood, a large number of items in no order; a confused mass.
synonyms-confusion, jumble, tangle, clutter, mess, hotchpotch, mishmash, flurry
Sol. Cornucopia -a container that is shaped like a horn and is full of fruits and flowers, a great amount or source of something/an abundant supply of good things of a specified kind.
Sol. Knavery -action or practice characteristic of a knave. 2. unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest dealing; trickery. 3. a knavish act or practice.
Sol. Embellished-to decorate (something) by adding special details and features, to make (something) more appealing or attractive, make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features.
synonyms- decorate, adorn, ornament, dress, dress up, furnish, elaborate, embroider, colour, expand on, exaggerate, dress up, touch up, gild
Sol. Cogitating-think deeply about something; meditate or reflect.
synonyms- think (about), contemplate, consider, give thought to
Sol. Tyranny- cruel and oppressive government or rule, a state under cruel and oppressive government, cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control.
Sol. Suffusion: the act or process of suffusing or state of being suffused with something; specifically: the spreading of a fluid of the body into the surrounding tissues, a suffusion of blood.
Sol. Precarious- not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse. Synonyms- uncertain, insecure, unreliable, unpredictable, undependable, risky, hazardous,
Sol. Option D is related to the word given.
Sol. Pique means a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one’s pride, arouse (interest or curiosity), feel irritated or resentful.
C is the correct choice.
Sol. Limpid- clarity in terms of expression. Limpid is typically used to describe writing or music.
Sol. Stride: walk with long steps
Sol. Expletive: meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
Sol. Hiatus: gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break